Oliver Franklin-Wallis

Assistant Editor, WIRED

Follow @olifranklin

This article was first published in the June 2016 issue of WIRED magazine.

Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.

The Singapore-based designer hand-built the walking mecha toy Codename: Colossus from 435 3D-printed parts.

"I learned from scratch."

Sng also hand-wired the working legs, guns and lights, and hand-painted each part, including the interior and tiny characters.

HMC Boudicca can traverse the battlefield or room with its RC hexapodal legs

Colossus was part passion project, part audition: under the Machination Studios moniker, Sng's conceived a fictional universe for the toys, set after the first world war "where air power never happened, and tanks just got bigger and bigger."

The text above is a summary, you can read full article here.